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2023 Family Engagement Conference

2023 Family Engagement Conference

THIS Saturday, October 21, 2023  |  10 AM to 2 PM 440 N Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19130 The Office of Family and Community Engagement is excited to invite you to the annual Family Engagement Conference: A Roadmap to Student and Family Success! This event is a chance for District families, community members, and staff...
Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is School Selection?

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is School Selection?

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): What is School Selection? The 2023-2024 School Selection Process is open now and will close on October 27, 2023, at 11:59pm. Visit the School Selection page to read more details about the process and how your family can participate! Have you considered sending your child to a school outside of your...
Families Asking Questions (FAQs): Constituent Concerns

Families Asking Questions (FAQs): Constituent Concerns

Check out our monthly segment where we are answering your most asked questions surrounding the School District of Philadelphia!  As a new school year rolls around, there may be times when you will need to address a concern or may disagree with a decision or action taken by your child’s school. Through the constituent concern...
EVERFI & Citizens Post-High School Planning Educational Sessions

EVERFI & Citizens Post-High School Planning Educational Sessions

EVERFI is partnering with Citizens to host educational sessions next month for School District of Philadelphia families. These events are designed for parents of high school age students and will provide families with guidance on how to prepare and plan for life after graduation. Family members can expect to hear from panelists on topics including:...
May 25 Workshop Preview: Philadelphia Legal Assistance

May 25 Workshop Preview: Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Finding a lawyer in our city as a low income resident can be extremely difficult; But what if we told you that most residents that make less than 27,000 a year as an individual could potentially be qualified for free legal help? Our latest workshop is with Philadelphia Legal Assistance (or PLA), where Philadelphia residents...
How can the School District of Philadelphia support children experiencing the incarceration of a loved one?

How can the School District of Philadelphia support children experiencing the incarceration of a loved one?

Nationally, 1 in every 28 children has experienced parental incarceration. The School District of Philadelphia would like to gather information on how we can best support the educational journey of children experiencing parental or familial incarceration. The Office of School Climate and Culture invites you to participate in one of our feedback sessions around this...
Participate in the Selection Process for Our Core Instructional Resources

Participate in the Selection Process for Our Core Instructional Resources

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction would like to invite families and students to participate in helping us refine the selection process for our Core Instructional Resources. In alignment with the Board of Education’s Goals and Guardrails and our goal to become the fastest-improving large urban public school district in the nation, we seek to...
The New SchoolCash Online Makes School-Related Purchases Safe, Quick, and Easy - Register Today!

The New SchoolCash Online Makes School-Related Purchases Safe, Quick, and Easy – Register Today!

We are excited to inform you that the School District of Philadelphia now offers SchoolCash Online as our preferred method of payment for all school purchases, including everything from field trips to yearbooks. For teachers and staff, this means considerable time saved when planning, processing, and handling payments from families for school-related items, fees and...
FACE's Ultimate Guide to Report Card Conferences

FACE’s Ultimate Guide to Report Card Conferences

It’s that time of year again – that’s right, report card conferences are coming up soon! For the 2023-2024 school year, the first term report card conferences will be one (1) full day (November 27th), while the second and third term conferences will be two (2) half days (February 1st and 2nd & April 4th...
Coming to FACT on January 31: Legal Rights for Grandfamilies and Kinship Caregivers

Coming to FACT on January 31: Legal Rights for Grandfamilies and Kinship Caregivers

For our next FACT workshop, we're hoping to offer resources and support to the numerous older adults that are acting as primary caregivers and/or helping to raise a student in one of our school communities. That’s why we’ve partnered with Supervising Attorney Heather Kelly and SeniorLAW Center for our latest free online Family Academy: Courses &...